Post # 1
Any bees out there familiar with sewing/alterations… I finally got a davids bridal sv415, however, the previous bride forgot to mention that this is a PETITE size, rather than a regular size 6. Wondering -is there any way to take away from the train maybe? to add that material in the front part of the dress?-it’s about 3.5 inches shorter right in front for about 6 to 8 inches. The sides and back, seem to be ok. Looks like that material from the train might be enough…. but I’m not familiar with alterations and don’t really have a seamstress-I could take it back to david’s but they will probably charge a pretty penny for something like that-or just nix it alltogether since that would be ‘altering the designer’s style’. Here’s a couple photos, 1st is in store (6) and the 2nd is at home (6P).
Post # 3
What does the dress look like? It might work if you don’t mind a seam. If your dress has a ruffled skirt then the can probably add fabric.
Post # 4
I wish I had more answers, but really your best bet for straight answers will be taking it to an alterations person. I can’t see why they couldn’t take from the train, but they may have other tricks up their sleeves like lowering the whole skirt.
Post # 5
It can probably be done, but I would guess it will be pretty expensive because of the fabric. You’d have to find the spot on the train where when you cut it you are taking off a whole row of flowers. Then you have to keep in mind you’ll need seem allowances- one for where they attach it to the front, one to hem the front edge and one to re hem the seem on the train so it doesn’t fray. Its hard to tell from the picture, but I’m guessing you need 2-3 inches in the front? If thats the case you’ll probably have to give up at least 6 inches on your train to make it work. I would definitely take it into a seemstress and have them look at it.
Post # 6
oops, posted this to the wrong thread, but here it is again: I went to a local seamstress and asked about maybe taking from the train to the front-it woul dbe about one flower’s worth and she quoted four hundred something, to and it’s only $278, if I leave the beading as-is and just move the flower. I guess that’s not too bad, seems like a lot to just move a hem (compared to the $120 standard hem rate). I guess I’ll need to think it over. Too bad I cant find this material anywhere. Would be nice to just add some to the bottom.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Maybe it’s worth seeing one or two more seamstresses?